A cup of tea and a scoop of ice cream might not seem to have much in common, but at Verdant Tea Tasting Room & Tea Bar in Seward the two are living together in perfect harmony. Sweet Science Ice Cream, a small artisan company behind some the best ice cream in the Twin Cities, works with Verdant Tea Room's David and Lily Duckler to develop tea-infused frozen treats, such as chai ice cream and matcha green tea milkshakes. Sweet Science is already known for its elegant but intense flavors like pear-Reisling sorbet, soft salted caramel, roasted banana sherbet, and subtle olive oil ice cream, and its inspired new line of flavors upholds the creamery's reputation. These reverently ground and brewed teas and superb, small-batch ice creams are worth seeking out. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN CARTER GRIMES
Riot Fest returned to Chicago for their biggest festival ever, bringing tens of thousands of music fans together for a massive carnival of music. Headlined by The Replacements, dozens of other bands took to the five stages set up in Humbldt Park including Joan Jett, Guided by Voices, Dinosaur...
This year, we took a bite out of the Twin Cities and found some of our favorite dishes around town. From downtown Minneapolis to St. Paul, from brick-and-mortar restaurants to food trucks, we tried 'em all. Check out our countdown to the best of the metro's eats with our first 25 delectable dishes.
The Replacements played their second reunion show - their first in Chicago since their legendary Grant Park sendoff - on Sunday night, closing out the Riot Fest 2013. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on September 15, 2013
There are always new restaurants popping up around the Twin Cities throughout the year, but this season seems to be particularly ripe with culinary promise. City Pages took a closer look at these new places before they open their doors this fall. There's a seafood-focused concept from a maven...
Animal Collective's Panda Bear, Avey Tare, Deakin, and Geologist sold out First Avenue on Monday night, bringing their fans a much-awaited rescheduled date from March this year. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on September 11, 2013
Swedish dance pop duo Icona Pop brought an early evening all ages crowd to a bit of a frenzy at the Varsity Theater Tuesday night along with Openers K-Flay & Sirah. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on September 10, 2013.
The Summit Backyard Bash kicked off the first unofficial weekend of fall, following a sweltering summer. The day featured music from Secret Stash Revue, Haley Bonar, Night Moves, Charlie Parr, the New Standards, Lizzo featuring Lazerbeak, and the Hotpants DJs. PHOTOS BY JOANNA FOX on Saturday,...
The "biggest show in the history of Prof" proved to be big indeed, bringing a sold-out crowd of 4,000 rap fans to the Cabooze Outdoor Plaza to get rocked by Prof, Run the Jewels, Evidence, Fashawn, Later Babes and more. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on September 8, 2013
On the first of two sold out nights at Xcel Energy Center, Taylor Swift wowed the faithful - young & old - who came out for her Red Tour. Solo guitar sampling wiz Ed Sheeran and American Idol alum Casey James opened the night. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on September 7, 2013.